Council-run disability service rated as ‘Good’ by inspectors

Council-run disability service rated as ‘Good’ by inspectors

by Henry James (November 2021)

A SKELMERSDALE-based service that supports people with disabilities has been rated as 'good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

West Lancs Domiciliary Service was awarded the rating following a recent inspection.

The Lancashire County Council-run service provides support for adults who have a disability to live in their own home as independently as they can.

Care workers provide personalised support for all aspects of daily living and social activities. There are currently 46 people using the service.

The latest CQC rating shows the service is safe, effective, well-led and responsive with caring staff.

County Councillor Graham Gooch, cabinet member for adult services, said: “This service is a key part of the local health and social care system in West Lancs.

“The team does such a good job supporting people with a range of disabilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with every-day tasks and a whole host of other activities.

“Support like this is essential because it ensures people can live as independently as possible in their own home for as long as possible, improving their quality of life.

“The latest rating shows the service is well run, safe and has excellent staff, which is reassuring for people who use the service and their families.

“These inspections are rightly tough and it's difficult to achieve a 'good' rating in all areas. Congratulations to the team for their hard work.”

Anyone wanting more information about the support that West Lancs Domiciliary Service provides can call (01695) 587433.

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